|Tips for avoiding weirdo's
The world is a crazy place, and it's full of
crazy people. Humans have instincts which help guide them
through life. Your instincts become especially useful when it
comes to detecting bad or dangerous people. In everyday life you
get to use all of your senses, but when you are online, you are
at a disadvantage. Communicating via the computer is so
impersonal your instincts don't have the same effectiveness, and
as a result your chances of getting caught up with a weirdo are
higher. But if you hone in your online instincts you should be
able to weed out the losers fairly easily. Here are some tips to
help you do that:
Avoid people who refuse to send you any pictures.
If someone you are talking to doesn't want to give you any
pictures, something might be up. Don't listen to any excuses
like "I don't know how to get a picture on the computer", or "I
don't have any good pictures of myself", etc. etc. You've
probably heard something like that before. Bottom line, if you
don't get at least one picture, you shouldn't agree to meet them
in person. What are they trying to hide?
Avoid people who ask to meet in person the first time you talk
Unless you have just had the most amazing conversation of your
life, you should not be getting asked to meet in person quite so
soon. If someone wants to meet you that quickly, they are
probably either desperate or some kind of weirdo or loser.
Avoid people that are overly mysterious.
A mysterious person is sexy right? Well maybe, but not when
you're online! There's not much room for mystery when you are
communicating with someone online. Don't spill your life story
by any means, but don't keep everything hidden either. You've
got 1 sense to work with here (2 if you talk on the phone), what
you see in a picture, and what you see in what they write. It's
tough to read someone right with such limitations. It's going to
be impossible if the person you are talking to doesn't want to
say anything about themselves.
Avoid people that send you 100 emails a day.
This is an obvious sign of a desperate person, and most likely
an obsessive compulsive disorder of some sort.